JONAH, the former Bronson Reed talks about the freedom he has now that he is out from under the WWE umbrella while also praising the leeway he was given in NXT.
Oftentimes when a wrestler leaves WWE, they praise the creative freedom that they have now that they can control their character totally on the independent circuit and beyond.
JONAH, formerly known as Bronson Reed in WWE, is also enjoying the freedom he has and control over his own promos but does admit, in an interview with Sean Ross Sapp, that he wasn't necessarily shackled during his time in WWE NXT.
Specifically, JONAH says he enjoys being able to throw in little digs while he's cutting a promo that fans can remember without ever having to go too far.
"Having a lot more freedom is something I always wanted. I wasn't shackled in NXT, you do have someone who is writing something for you, but I was one of those guys that...I can't just say something written on the page if it doesn't feel right to me. I was lucky enough to be pretty close with Hunter to where I could actually speak to him and say these things and we could work out a happy medium. Now, a lot of places put their faith in me. I'm not just the 350-pound big man, I can speak. If I get given that opportunity to speak, I try to always come up with something creative and something that people remember. It's not so much about pushing boundaries, but if you can say something that is a little dig that people can remember, that's what I'll do."
Speaking about hitting the road again and doing the convention loop, JONAH has been enjoying getting to touch base with his fans on a more intimate level and being able to see the impact he has made in the wrestling world thus far following his run in WWE.
"I've only just been on the road these past few weeks with New Japan and IMPACT and I did my first independent show for the first time in three years and it's been great to actually speak to the fans again. Obviously, the way NXT television was working is we were in the same place every week and a lot of the same fans, you see. It's great, they are a loyal fan base, but it's good to see people from other states and go, 'Ah, yeah, they are watching and do know who I am.'"
JONAH will next appear for NJPW STRONG at the Nemesis tapings which will take place on December 9 at the Vermont in Hollywood, California. Fightful will have results of the event after it is taped.